As many as 41 million Americans live in "higher education deserts." Here's how to fix it. Via Inside Higher Education
Higher ed centers and virtual colleges are some of the promising ways to improve rural higher education access. Via Washington Monthly
What’s needed is a new paradigm for how higher education is financed. That means new mechanisms that both lower the cost of college for students and hold schools more accountable for how their graduates fare in the job market.
A novel grant program in Virginia is helping workers earn career-boosting occupational credentials. Via Washington Monthly
When congressional Democrats recently rolled out a new economic policy agenda aimed at staking out a new, populist-leaning course for the Democratic Party—dubbed “A Better Deal”—one idea was conspicuously missing: free college. As the signature idea of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose populist presidential campaign nearly upended the Democratic primary in 2016, “free college” would … Continue reading Why Democrats should dump “free college”
Dual enrollment’ programs—where students attend both high school and college—are gaining in popularity as college costs soar. Via Washington Monthly
New research shows the key role of relationships in preventing dropout.